Q&A: Life as a GIS Intern
Some of us, it seems, have been “doing spatial” since dinosaurs roamed the earth. We measured great circle arcs in cubits… colored thematic maps on cave walls with hand-ground pigments, annotating them with a pointy charred stick… and walked uphill to the office both ways. Really. I wouldn’t make this stuff up. So when we […]
The Cloner-Loop Technique: FME and a Soccer Fan’s Travels
This article is part technical, part evangelizing, and part just plain fun (well it was for me).
In it we’ll cover FME as a development tool, discover an alternative method to looping, use lists to process some very ugly CSV data, calculate which soccer team’s supporters have the longest journey to follow their team, and then “borrow” a recent user technique for visualizing that information!
Top 8 FME Cloud Questions Answered
The main architects of FME Cloud, Stewart Harper & Don Murray, recently held an open mic to answer questions about FME Cloud. Many great ones came in, and we’d like to thank those of you who participated. For those of you who missed it, here’s a round-up of the top questions.
Performance Review of New FME Cloud SSD-backed Instances
New in FME Cloud, whenever you launch a new instance the data disk is a solid state drive (SSD) rather than a magnetic drive. This comes at no additional cost. We are leveraging the new AWS General Purpose SSD that Amazon released in June. The SSD disks brings significant performance gains to FME Cloud users: IOPS […]
FME 2014 SP4 Release (Plus Update on FME 2015)
Today’s release of FME 2014 SP4 marks the last service pack of FME 2014. Now our sights are set on FME 2015, coming on January 15th (more on that at the end of this post). What’s Included in FME 2014 SP4? Like all FME service packs, SP4 includes bug fixes and performance improvements. And while […]
The Top Ten FME Tips of All Time! (Part 2)
Here’s the second part of my Top Ten FME Tips of All Time! Remember, these are the tips I’ve gotten from users over the last few weeks – with a few extra ones of my own thrown in there.
Who Will Be the Safe Software of Sensor Data?
Directions Magazine’s recent podcast Apple, Sensors and Geodata Overload was a good listen on a timely topic, coming as it did on the heels of the Apple Watch announcement. My ears perked up at the nice shout out that Safe received towards the end, when the question was asked “Who will be the Safe Software […]
NetCDF Meets GIS: Geospatial Architecture for Scientific Data
Applying geospatial system architecture principles to gridded scientific data services results in easier, more flexible access for end-users. It’s complicated – but FME handles the heavy lifting.
6 Examples from FME Cloud Early Adopters [w/Videos]
FME Cloud has been in public beta for close to a year now. Having spent a lot of time building FME Cloud with our incredible developers, I get extremely excited to see the new and innovative ways it’s being used by our customers. Below are just a few of the things they are doing with […]
Ahoy! Here There Be Mapnik Beauties
Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day! A holiday unofficial, to be sure, but some fun to gladden the hearts of salty dogs and landlubbers alike. And here’s another thing that’s fun (and also useful): FME + Mapnik! The MapnikRasterizer gives you fine rule-based styling control to create masterpieces with your vector data, and render […]